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Each month, we share topline survey responses from the 2017 NACS Consumer Fuels Report.
By NACS
Sep 11, 2017
Higher prices at the pump often lead the public to assume a retailer is price gouging.
By NACS
Aug 31, 2017
In the wake of an emergency or natural disaster, resuming operations at a refinery and pushing product through the pipeline is complex.
By NACS
Aug 30, 2017
EPA resources cite best practices for helping underground storage tank owners and operators safely bring UST systems back into service.
By NACS
Aug 29, 2017
A dozen or so customers probably never could have imagined what they were able to do at the pump one June 1964 day would reshape fueling forever — and also impact other retail channels.
By NACS
Jun 8, 2017
Convenience stores do much more than sell daily essentials and an estimated 80% of the fuels purchased in the United States — they also play a critical role before and after a natural disaster like a hurricane strikes.
By NACS
May 1, 2017
Why are prices in California so much more than in South Carolina — or the national average? And how can they vary so much in one town? It comes down to three broad factors: taxes, fuel blends and margins.
By NACS
Apr 27, 2017
No matter who owns the station, retail fuels prices are ultimately determined by four sets of costs: crude oil, taxes, refining costs and distribution and marketing.
By NACS
Mar 1, 2017
Summer-blend fuels, infrastructure maintenance and, of course, an increase in seasonal demand all create challenges that can affect retail fuels prices.
By NACS
Mar 1, 2017
Nearly 40 million Americans fill up their vehicles every day. How they drive, consider gas prices and determine whether they go inside the store has a profound impact on convenience stores.
By NACS
Mar 1, 2017
The price of gas affects how consumers think about broader economic issues, especially since gas process account for around 4% of consumer spending in any given year.
By NACS
Mar 1, 2017
Convenience stores sell 80% of the gasoline in the United States — most are one-store businesses and less than 1% are owned by the major oil companies.
By NACS
Mar 1, 2017
Changes in the marketplace have eroded premium gasoline’s sales, but premium still account for roughly 10% of all gasoline sales.
By NACS
Feb 22, 2017
The first purpose-built, drive-up gas station made its debut over 100 years ago which is one of many significant events and innovations that have shaped the fuels retailing industry.
By NACS
Feb 22, 2017
Gas prices that end in 9/10th of a cent are standard practice today. It’s a practice that has its roots in the 1930s.
By NACS
Feb 22, 2017
The United States has 141 refineries and more than 150,000 fueling stations. Pipelines provide that critical link between them.
By NACS
Feb 22, 2017
Do gas prices go up like a rocket and come down like a feather? There is some price asymmetry between price increases and decreases, but it’s a stretch to say that prices go up like a rocket but down like a feather.
By NACS
Feb 21, 2017
Your car runs sluggish or even stops and starts in fits. Is the cause bad gas? Let’s look at the possibilities related to if your fuel may be causing these problems.
By NACS
Feb 21, 2017
Current information about motor fuels demand, supply, refining, distribution and retail operations.
By NACS
Feb 21, 2017
That branded station on the corner is almost certainly owned and operated by an independent.
By NACS
Feb 21, 2017
The use of plastic at the pump is incredibly convenient. But that convenience comes at a cost.
By NACS
Feb 21, 2017
How real is the threat of having your credit card cloned by a skimmer — and what are retailers doing to protect you?
By NACS
Feb 21, 2017
While the pain of this transition to summer-blend fuel is felt throughout the country, there are significant environmental benefits. But there is one other lesser-known benefit for drivers in the summer: increased fuel efficiency.
By NACS
Feb 21, 2017
Some metrics looking at how the average American drives and uses fuel.
By NACS
Feb 20, 2017
A snapshot look at the stores and infrastructures that provide fuels.
By NACS
Feb 20, 2017
Each month, we share topline survey responses from the 2016 NACS Consumer Fuels Report.
By NACS
Dec 13, 2016
An overview of the U.S. liquid fuels distribution system, evaluating the operations of each component of the value chain and assessing the complexities associated with delivering fuel to consumers.
By Fuels Institute
Dec 8, 2016
University case competition featuring the complete submissions by students from UC Berkeley, Duke, Morgan State, Clemson and University of Colorado at Boulder.
By Fuels Institute
Jun 19, 2016
In the coming years, where will drivers live and how will they travel?
By Fuels Institute
Jun 1, 2016
Findings from the 2016 NACS Retail Fuels Report show that gas prices drive more than c-store sales—they drive customer morale.
By NACS Magazine
Jun 1, 2016
A higher octane fuel and engine will meet current CAFE standards, but what comes next?
By NACS Magazine
Jun 1, 2016
The fuels market is changing, just not very fast.
By John Eichberger
May 1, 2016
An In-Depth Fleet Analysis of Shared Urban Mobility.
By Fuels Institute
Apr 18, 2016
In 2015, lower gas prices led to an estimated $550 in savings per family. As gas prices continue to stay low into 2016, it is clear that some segments of the economy are benefitting from consumers’ economic gains.
By 2016 NACS Retail Fuels Report
Apr 7, 2016
On-demand fuel delivery services bring the gas station directly to the consumer.
By NACS Magazine
Apr 1, 2016
Price remains the most dominant reason why consumers select a specific location to buy fuel. That was the case in 2008 when gas prices spiked past $4.00 per gallon and it was true in January 2016 when prices dipped below $2 per gallon.
By 2016 NACS Retail Fuels Report
Mar 7, 2016
Technology advances make electric vehicles practical transportation options that present emerging opportunities for fuel retailers.
By NACS Magazine
Mar 1, 2016
Topline survey responses from the 2015 NACS Consumer Fuels Report.
By NACS
Dec 31, 2015
Fuels remain a hot topic at the 2015 NACS Show.
By NACS Magazine
Nov 1, 2015
Analysis by Carnegie Mellon University evaluates the potential life cycle greenhouse gas emissions from using natural gas to power light-duty vehicles.
By Fuels Institute
Oct 9, 2015
The U.S Energy Information Administration forecasts 20 years of fuel and transportation demand.
By NACS Magazine
Sep 1, 2015
New research finds little reduction in lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions from medium- and heavy-duty natural gas vehicles.
By Fuels Institute
Aug 12, 2015
Fuels Institute study shows that fuel prices do not necessarily influence vehicle purchasing.
By Fuels Institute
Jul 30, 2015
First-ever Fuels Institute student case competition includes complete submissions by students from the University of Wisconsin, Northwestern University and University of Texas at Dallas.
By Fuels Institute
Jul 13, 2015
Know the deal on fuel retail discount program regulations.
By NACS Daily
Jun 1, 2015
How CAFE, low carbon standards and more will affect the U.S. retailing fueling business.
By NACS
Jun 1, 2015
Two sides debate the virtues of California’s cap-and-trade regulation for transportation fuels.
By NACS Magazine
Mar 1, 2015
A look at some of the biggest moments in fuels retailing history.
By NACS Retail Fuels Report
Feb 1, 2015
How much you’re paying in gas taxes depends on what state you’re in.
By NACS Retail Fuels Report
Feb 1, 2015
If it’s summer, that means hot weather, more driving—and changes in gas prices.
By NACS Retail Fuels Report
Feb 1, 2015
The price difference between diesel and gas all comes down to supply and demand.
By NACS Retail Fuels Report
Feb 1, 2015
A breakdown of where consumers are filling up their gas tanks.
By 2015 NACS Retail Fuels Report
Feb 1, 2015
The past, present and future of premium gasoline.
By NACS Retail Fuels Report
Feb 1, 2015
A snapshot of the facts and figures behind the industry.
By NACS Retail Fuels Report
Feb 1, 2015
NACS’ annual resource covers the hottest retailer issues, from renewable fuels to gas prices—and all the details in between.
By NACS
Feb 1, 2015
The “rock and feather” hypothesis may not hold water.
By NACS Retail Fuels Report
Feb 1, 2015
Whether gas prices are at $2 or $4 a gallon, price is the top reason fuel consumers select a specific location.
By NACS Retail Fuels Report
Feb 1, 2015
Check out unique fuel requirements around the country.
By NACS Retail Fuels Report
Feb 1, 2015
An analysis of the historic growth and stabilization of vehicle-miles traveled, through a demographic examination of drivers and driver behavior.
By Fuels Institute
Jan 22, 2015
A drop in gas prices is increasing consumer faith in the economy.
By NACS
Jan 14, 2015
Experts discuss how alternative fuels are finding their place in a gas-dominated market at the Fuels Institute Summit.
By Fuels Institute
Nov 20, 2014
Panelists at the inaugural Fuels Institute meeting analyze consumer trends and their impact on the vehicle and fuels market.
By Fuels Institute
Nov 19, 2014
Fuels Institute hosts a Capitol Hill discussion with input and opposing views from industry stakeholders.
By Fuels Institute
Nov 1, 2014
Consumers value different economic factors, which must be addressed in communicating diesel fuel's cost benefits.
By Fuels Institute
Oct 31, 2014
Rising demand for diesel spells changes not just for the energy sector, but the overall economy.
By Fuels Institute
Oct 29, 2014
Hydrogen fuel is making inroads as a preferred alternative fuel, but widespread adoption is far from guaranteed.
By NACS Magazine
Sep 1, 2014
The annual NACS resource covers consumer and retailer issues, from renewables to gas prices.
By NACS Retail Fuels Report
Feb 1, 2014
While not an immediate success, self-service gas stations have changed the convenience store industry forever.
By NACS Retail Fuels Report
Feb 1, 2014
The diesel market could take off, if consumer attitudes shift.
By NACS Retail Fuels Report
Feb 1, 2014
What’s ahead for the fuel industry?
By Fuels Institute
Feb 1, 2014
A look at the past, present and future of renewable fuels.
By NACS Retail Fuels Report
Feb 1, 2014
NACS surveys reveal consumers are interested in compressed natural gas and diesel, but still don’t know much about ethanol blends.
By NACS Retail Fuels Report
Feb 1, 2014
Petroliana collectors revisit the industry’s storied past with an eye on its future.
By NACS Magazine
Dec 1, 2013
How gas station price signs evolved from hand-painted to LED.
By NACS Magazine
Dec 1, 2013
Will petroleum or alternative vehicles rule the road?
By Fuels Institute
Nov 1, 2013
Interest in non-liquid fuel alternatives continues to rise, despite the forecast dominance of traditional and renewable liquid fuels.
By NACS Magazine
May 1, 2013
Plastic at the pump is incredibly convenient for consumers, but that convenience comes at a price.
By NACS Magazine
Mar 1, 2013
A first-person account of what life was like right after Superstorm Sandy hit.
By Deborah Garbato
Dec 1, 2012
Instead of bringing customers inside, some stores are bringing the merchandise outside.
By NACS Magazine
Oct 1, 2012
The city that never sleeps is running out of gas. Literally.
By NACS Magazine
Apr 1, 2012
A look at the station designed by legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright—and why it may finally become a reality.
By NACS Magazine
Feb 1, 2012
In the not-so-distant past, consumers pumping their own gas wasn’t just unheard of, it was illegal.
By NACS Magazine
Oct 1, 2011
 

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